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Herman and Gertrude Buemming House

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1901, Herman W. Buemming. 1012 E. Pleasant St.
  • (Photograph by Andrew Hope)
  • (Photograph by Andrew Hope)

In the 1890s, American architects expressed a newfound interest in various forms of classicism. This house illustrates a revival of the Greek Revival style of the 1840s. Yale University–trained architect Buemming built this two-story house for himself and his wife Gertrude to resemble a Greek temple. It has a full-facade Ionic-columned portico and is crowned by a pediment with a fanlight. The columns have entasis and a classical height-to-diameter ratio of nine to one. Among the classical details are anthemions decorating the corners and crest of the pediment, Greek astragals in the porch base and first-story windows, and egg-and-dart molding in the pediment raking.

Writing Credits

Marsha Weisiger et al.


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Marsha Weisiger et al., "Herman and Gertrude Buemming House", [Milwaukee, Wisconsin], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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Buildings of Wisconsin

Buildings of Wisconsin, Marsha Weisiger and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2017, 138-138.

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